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Rubio's Water Bottle And The Authenticity Craving

Sen. Marco Rubio had a tough moment Tuesday night when dry mouth intruded on his response to the State of the Union. But in all honesty, the unplanned nature of any little mistake has a certain appeal.
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Kitchen Table Reactions To State Of The Union

President Obama laid out his plans for the next year during his State of the Union address. Host Michel Martin speaks with a group of diverse people about the address and their hopes for the year ahead. Her guests are Oakland Lewis, who is looking for work, immigrant rights activist Gaby Pacheco, and Trei Dudley, a college student.
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Did State Of The Union Hit The Mark — Or Not?

Presidential speeches are usually meant to inspire — and sometimes challenge — Americans. Host Michel Martin continues her State of the Union conversation with a group of diverse people: Oakland Lewis, who is looking for work, Gaby Pacheco, an immigrant rights activist, and Trei Dudley, a college student.
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Your Turn

The president lays out an agenda for his second term, the pope says he'll resign at the end of the month and the International Olympic Committee axes wrestling. It's your turn to discuss the news and share your views.

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Virginia Senate Panel Rewrites Governor's Transportation Plan

Things still aren't looking good for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed transportation plan; a Senate committee rewrote the proposal this week into a version that is unlikely to pass muter in the House.

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The State Of The Union In 10 Headlines

What's said and written about a State of the Union address on the morning after can determine what's most remembered. Headline writers have zeroed in on the president's talk about lifting the middle class, getting the economy moving and new gun laws.
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Rubio's Big Drink Gets Big Buzz

The Florida senator has joined in the joking about his big stretch for a big drink as he was giving the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.

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